On Saturday, May 7, 2022, Dennis Wallace, loving husband and father of 2 children passed away at age 78.
Dennis was born on October 9, 1943 in Dodge City, Kansas to Greg and Kathryn (Scholle) Wallace. On February 24, 1962, he married Janette Delena Bailey. They raised two sons, Jeff and Roger.
Dennis had a passion for life. He enjoyed doing anything outside or being with friends and family. He especially loved riding his motorcycle. He could fill up a room with his smile and his personality. He was the type of person that would do anything for you. He was a difference maker. He was also known for his quick wit and his abundant compassionate spirit.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father Greg, and his mother Kathryn. He is survived by his wife Janette and his two children Jeff and Roger, his brothers Doyle, Donald and his sister Doris.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at the Barnes Friederich Funeral Home in Midwest City at 4:00 pm.
A Midwest City man was killed in a motorcycle crash just before noon Saturday 2 miles north and 1 mile west of Hillsdale in Garfield County.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Dennis Dale Wallace, 78, of Midwest City, was southbound on Oklahoma 132 at about 11:48 a.m. when he attempted a right-hand curve at a high rate of speed and departed the roadway to the left approximately 188 feet south of Union Road.
Wallace laid the motorcycle on its right side and the bike slid and struck the ground, causing the bike to flip to its left side, throwing the rider, according to the OHP report.
Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash by Life EMS paramedics. He was transported to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City by Medical Examiner Devin Turner.
The OHP report stated that the cause of the accident was unsafe speed, and that Wallace was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The accident was investigated by Trooper Kyle Rosine of the Garfield County Troop J Detachment assisted by Trooper Brody Carls, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsdale-Carrier Fire Department and Life EMS.
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